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Old 04-04-2007, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Rain Sensing wipers/no sensitivity control

I have a 2006 325i with rain sensing wipers. The sensor works but the sensitivity control does nothing and they are too sensitive to be useful. Twice the dealers have been unable to understand the problem, convinced me I am crazy and can't fix it. Question: Is BMW hiding the fact that the sensitivity control doesn't work from the factory and they won't admit it or is it that the dealers just don't have the people who can fix it? Does anyone have a 325i where the sensitivity control is effective?
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The sensitivity adjustment should work.
the dealer may just need to reinitialize the Rain sensor.
Also, if you didnt buy the car new or if you know that the windshield has been replaced check to make sure that you have a factory windshield not aftermarket.
Factory windshields always have a BMW roundel embedded in to them in the lower left or right corner of the glass.
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i have a 325ci (2003) and i have the same problem.
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Thanks for letting me know more people have this problem. I love the car mechanically but the human interface to the electrical features seems primitive. BMW is so proud they aren't listening.
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